Surrey Police Force has picked up the Grand Prix at this year's Social Buzz Awards, in association with iomart Group, for its use of Twitter, while AKQA was named Social Media Agency of the Year, Paddy Power was named Best In-house Client Team of the Year and 383 Project won the Chairman's Award.
The Grand Prix was awarded to Surrey Police having already picked up the Best Use of Twitter award while Adam Deal from Costa was named Community Manager of the Year.
Alongside being named Social Media Agency of the Year, AKQA also won Best Use of Facebook, Best User Generated Content and Best Use of Group/Community for Nike Academy, as well as Best Use of Photosharing for Nike Photo ID.
The Chairman's Award, from Adobe head of social strategy EMEA, Jeremy Waite went to 383 Project for Brian the Social Pigeon.
Judging the awards this year alongside Waite was Ron Peterson, practice lead – Social for AKQA, Jamie Riddell, director of Social at Jaywing and creator of BirdSong, Alex Packham, social media manager at Now TV, Nick Jones, vice-president of Corporate Communications – Digital for Visa Europe, Karen Fewell, director of social media, digital marketing & blonde wig purchasing, James Whatley, head of social media at Ogilvy Soho Square , Joseph Liu, career & marketing consultant at Onward Coaching, Paul Armstrong, director of Digital Orange Consulting, Tiffany St James, social media strategist & speaker at Stimulation, James Nester, creative director at We Are Social, Jerry Daykin, EU social media marketing manager at Mondelez International, Marta Cooper, social media content editor at Telegraph.co.uk, Jemima Garthwaite, founder of This Here, David Parkinson, general manager of Social Media & Digital Engagement for Nissan EMEA + India and Ricc Webb, social media experience manager at Nokia.
Sponsoring the event this year was iomart Group, Meltwater, CTI Digital, The Drum, the Recommended Agency Register and the Marketing Industry Network.